Feb 21, 2013 4:00pm PST
. >> cenk: hillary clinton was on walmart's board of directors for six years, too. do you think she should not have been secretary of state? >> i think there is a whole range of issues that one should consider in terms of clinton's record, but i think it was appropriate that her connection and others' connections to walmart became an issue in the primary. we saw in 2008 prominent democratic party officials speaking out about walmart. we have not seen in recent months since the strikes that took place on black friday or before very many democrats and certainly nobody at the top of the party speaking up about these strikes or speaking up about this challenge to the dominant employer in the united states at the moment. i think the fact that hillary clinton served in a role where she helped to improve walmart's image. she helped walmart get over its imagine as a white-male company is something that she should have been asked to answer for much more. at the time she suggested changes, but she didn't speak up about labor issues in walmart, and something she should have been held much more
Feb 19, 2013 4:00pm PST
senators, what you hear is please follow the hillary clinton model this notion she came in and had star power and laid low and didn't do very much, same thing for barack obama in the u.s. senate. so the expectation, if not the mandate for liberal senators is follow this employed he will that says sit down and shut up. the encouraging thing about elizabeth warren is she is saying i'm going to play rules is i am here as a senator. i campaigned on these things. shies effectively say i go made promises to voters about what i would stand up for and the serious thing to do is to stand up for those things and fulfill those pledges when i'm in office. cenk: i think part of what that executive is saying is hales know your role. your roam as a democratic is to pretend to be progressive during the elections but once the election is over, your role is to work for us, the financial executives. secondly, the democrats are paid to shut up and the republicans paid to run wild. that's how we get the imbalance policy that we winds up getting not political results in terms of who wins, but policy results.